The CMA CGM VOLGA, 8th of the 28 vessels named after famous rivers series, enters the CMA CGM fleet  

  • A vessel designed to respond to the Bosphorus Strait constraints
  • A high Reefer plugs capacity
  • A vessel equipped with the latest environmental technologies

2015-04-02-cma-cgmThe CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM VOLGA entered the CMA CGM fleet on March 17th, and started her first rotation in Dalian, China, on March 20th.  

This 10,622 TEUs vessel is the 8th of a series of 28 ships from 9,400 TEUs to 10,900 TEUs that will be delivered until the third quarter of 2016. The CMA CGM DANUBE, CMA CGM ELBE, CMA CGM LITANI, CMA CGM TIGRIS, CMA CGM LOIRE, CMA CGM URAL and CMA CGM RHONE are the firsts of this series of 28 vessels named after famous rivers that started being delivered on June 30th, 2014.   Sailing under the Malta flag, she was built in the Chinese NTS shipyards – New Times Shipbuilding, Jiangsu, China.  

With its 300 meters length and 48 meters width, the vessel was designed to offer a maximal loading capacity while meeting the technical constraints of the Strait of the Bosphorus. With a 1,458 40’ Reefer plugs capacity, the CMA CGM VOLGA embodies the Group’s ambition to be a leader in this growing market.  

Operated on one of the emblematic lines of the Group, the « Bosphorus Express », (BEX), the CMA CGM VOLGA will offer direct service between Asia, Turkey and the Black Sea.  Accordingly, it will call Dalian, Tianjin, Kwangyang, Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Chiwan, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Izmit, Istambul Ambarli, Constanza, Odessa, Ilyichevsk, Port Said, Port Kelang, Singapore, and once again Dalian.  

In line with the sustainable development policy of the Group, the CMA CGM VOLGA is equipped with all the latest environmental technologies which significantly reduce its C02 emissions, as well as the Group’s carbon footprint. More particularly, it is equipped with new bulbous bow shapes improving the hydrodynamics of the vessel at a speed of 16 to18 knots … As well as: ·  

  • An electronically controlled long stroke engine with an exhaust gas bypass system offering the best in fuel consumption
  • A twisted leading edge rudder with bulb
  • A ballast water treatment system

  About CMA CGM

CMA CGM, founded and led by Jacques R. Saadé is the world’s third largest and France’s top container shipping company. Its 445 vessels call more than 400 ports in the world, on all 5 continents. In 2014, they carried over 12 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions. With a presence in 150 countries, through its 650 agencies network, the Group employs 20,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarter in Marseilles.

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